Meet the new Loras employee: Dr. Sarah Cassella

Dr. Sarah Cassella

Specialty: Visiting assistant professor of neuroscience
Education:  B.A. from Oberlin College; Ph.D. from University of
Cincinnati
Hometown:  Leavenworth, Kansas
Family:  Parents and sister in Kansas; dog, Ava, in Iowa

Q: What made you decide on Loras?
A: Of all the places I interviewed, I enjoyed spending time with students here the most. I also looked forward to coming back to the Midwest. Also I love teaching, and that is the focus here.

Q: What do you love most about the subject you teach?
A: I love that it is so applicable. We study the nervous system; it allows us to think and walk and do everything we do.

Q: What advice do you have for students taking your class?
A: Expect the class to be like a discussion as opposed to my just lecturing. Come in with an open mind and be ready to talk about things.

Q: What is your favorite part of Dubuque?
A: I enjoy the restaurants, cafes, and microbreweries, especially around the Millwork District.

Q: What are you most looking forward to this year?
A: Getting to know the campus: the faculty, the staff, and the students.

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Daniel Willis is a copy editor and staff writer for The Lorian.

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